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How to Survive: Your Spouse in the Hospital

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Nobody wants to think about it, but at some point in your life you may face a situation where your spouse ends up in the hospital. As awful and hard as this can be the thing that can truly complicate matters is if you have children to take care of; particularly young ones. My husband and I have faced this harsh reality more then we would like to admit and it never gets easier to handle. In fact the older we have become (because yes, 30 feels ancient to us) the harder it has become to have one of us in the hospital. Life tends to throw more on us as we become older and good health isn’t normally one of those things. This last hospital stay left me with the realization that I could have used some help navigating the situation and how I should handle it with a 3yr old and a 10 month old. I decided that I would write some tips that might be of some use to other people who find themselves holding down the fort while their spouse is in the hospital. Continue reading